Gucci Mane is an American rapper. In 2007, Gucci Mane founded 1017 Records.
Let’s see some interesting facts about him!
1. Radric Delantic Davis was born February 12, 1980 in Birmingham, Alabama.
2. He later moved with his single mother to Atlanta in 1989, when he was 9-years-old. He enjoyed writing poetry as a child, and began rapping at the age of 14.
3. In 2001, Davis released La Flare on Str8 Drop Records. It was pressed onto about 1000 CDs and distributed on the streets.
4. In 2002, Davis linked up with SYS Records as a member of the Sign Yourself Click. Gucci also linked up with producer Zaytoven and made his own label, LaFlare Entertainment.
5. After heading to New York in search of a distribution deal and returning home empty, he was introduced to Big Cat, the head of Big Cat Records.
6. Ultimately deciding to form an alliance with the label that brought Khia to prominence, Gucci released a song, “Black Tee,” a response to Dem Franchize Boyz hit record, “White Tee,” as well as a collaboration with fellow rising local rapper Jeezy with “So Icy.”
7. Securing a distribution deal with Tommy Boy Records, Gucci continued to work the underground while preparing for the release of his debut album, Trap House.
8. In 2005, Davis released his independent debut album entitled Trap House, which featured the single “Icy” with Young Jeezy.
9. Trap House may not have arrived with the fanfare of other LP’s from that time, but was considered a success for an independent artist.
10. The album creeped into the top 20 of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and landing at the top spot on the Billboard Heatseekers Album chart. Despite not having the promotional roll-out of a major label artist, Gucci was also able to pull in respectable guest stars, including Bun B, Killer Mike, Lil Scrappy, Jody Breeze and Khujo of Goodie Mobb.
11. In 2007, Gucci Mane founded 1017 Records. He helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre trap music, alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy.
12. In 2005, Gucci Mane debuted with Trap House, followed by his second and third albums, Hard to Kill and Trap-A-Thon in 2006. His fourth album, Back to the Trap House was released in 2007.
13. In 2009, Gucci Mane released his sixth studio album, The State vs. Radric Davis, going on to become his first gold certified album.
14. Gucci Mane has released dozens of mixtapes and has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Omarion, Mariah Carey and Young Jeezy.
15. His 2016 collaboration with Rae Sremmurd, titled “Black Beatles”, provided Gucci Mane with his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
16. Gucci Mane made his acting debut in the 2012 movie Birds of a Feather, co-starring with Producer Zaytoven. In 2013, he was featured in Spring Breakers which also featured James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine.